Now! Immediacy in painting: Indonesian Paintings II
Group exhibition by Awiki, Bambang 'Toko' Witjaksono, Bob Sick, Nasirun, Putu Sutawijaya,
S Teddy Darmawan & Ugo Untoro, 3 - 25 May 2013, Main Gallery
"It takes my breath away!" Paintings can have such a presence that we are surprised or taken aback when we enter the room they are in. Paintings, especially if we know how to "read" them can seem to be fresh and alive, rather than just vestiges of past activity.
This is especially the case with paintings where the act of painting, gesture or modelling, is left clearly visible. We can see how the painting was made; in looking at it and reconstructing how it was made we are reliving the artist's experience.
Indonesian painting has always tended to the energetic and demonstrative and this is the case of the paintings by: Awiki, Nasirun, Bob Sick, Putu Sutawijaya, S Teddy D, Ugo Untoro and Bambang "Toko" Witjaksono in this exhibition.
This is the second of four exhibitions at Equator Art Projects, which survey the state of Indonesian painting today, its nature, its particular qualities, its key participants. The series will culminate in the publication next year of a book co-published with the not-for-profit organisation Langgeng Art Foundation highlighting and analysing the work of thirty-five key Indonesian painters.
EXHIBITION OPENING AND PUBLIC PROGRAMMES
Date: Friday, 3 May 2013 Time: 6.30pm – 10pm.
Date: Sunday, 5 May 2013 Time: 2pm – 3pm.
Venue: Equator Art Projects